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Reto Berra to start for Calgary Flames tonight vs Chicago Blackhawks


When the Calgary Flames recalled Reto Berra from the AHL, head coach Bob Hartley said that the netminder would be starting a lot of games at the NHL level. So far he’s been true to his word. Berra will make his 10th start in 11 games for the Flames, and he appears to have cemented his status as the team’s No. 1 goalie.

Berra made his first start of the year against the ‘Hawks  on November 3 and was sensational. Since then he’s made highlight reels around the globe with his ridiculous bicycle kick save and has been pretty hit or miss along the way. Still, the Flames have shown patience with the 26-year-old.

Through nine games so far, Calgary’s top goalie has a 4-3-1 record and is carrying a massive 3.34 GAA. His .889 save percentage could certainly use some polishing as well. Berra has his work cut out for him against a ‘Hawks squad that has scored 13 goals across the last three contests.

They did that without top-end forward Marian Hossa, and he’ll be back for Chicago tonight.

Berra has given up three or more goals in seven of his nine starts and has yet to win a game in regulation.

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